linux.conf.au 2006
linux.conf.au 2006 is over, come again next year!

Speaker details

Phillip Allan Ridley

Completed BE(Comp) degree in RAAF. Left in 1997 and joined fledgling bigpond.com when we had 30K users. Managed testing, security, systems architecture and programming roles in that time. Left in 2002 when we had 1.5M users. Worked a year at F2.com.au as systems architect, specialising in large scale systems. Recently designed www.unwired.com.au WiMAX-style WISP. We are now the largest non-line-of-sight wireless broadband network in the world with 30K+ customers, in just on 12 months, and intend to be the first 802.16e large scale deployment in the world. We are heavily linux/OSS based, (costs and short timeframes being one issue why) and had to solve some difficult and unusual problems using linux, right down to refactoring some common applications for standard protocols, and designing some quite sophisticated network tools to help us manage it (we have almost 200 RF base stations). Fun stuff you might like to hear about.

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